Climate comparison



All information: France
All information: Malta
Select other countries:

Climate zoneTemperate zoneSubtropics
Latitudes51° 5' N to 41° 35' N36° 4' N to 35° 50' N
Distance to equator4,600 - 5,700 km4,000 km
Annual valuesFranceMalta
Ø Daytime maximum temperature16.80 °C23.10 °C
Ø Daily low temperature7.9 °C16 °C
Precipitation734 mm540 mm
Rain days106.8 days64.8 days
Hours of sunshine2,008 hrs.2,993 hrs.

Colors of the following climate diagrams:

Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in France are reached in July with an average of 26.0 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, with an average of just 7.7 °C. In Malta, July is the warmest month, with 32.0 °C. There, it is coolest in February with an average of 15.6 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In France, temperatures drop as low as 1.7 °C in January. The warmest nights are in July at 15.1 °C. In Malta, it is coolest at night in February at 9.6 °C and warmest in August at 23.3 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 6.0 to 10.9 °C in France and 5.3 to 9.5 °C in Malta.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. January brings the most rainy days (11.0) in France. With an average of only 6.8 days, September is the friendliest. In Malta, it rains most often in January with 10.7 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in France occurs in November, when about 2.5 liters per square meter fall per day. In Malta, the average amount of precipitation ranges from zero liters per day in July to 3.1 in November. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 10.5 rainy days in France in November, each of them accounts for about 7.2 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,993 hours of sunshine per year, Malta is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (11.9 per day) are in July. France falls into second place with only 2,008 hours. There the sun is visible in January for only 2.6 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In December, the day in France is only 8.7 hours long. In June, on the other hand, it is 15.8 hours. In Malta, it is 9.8 hours in December and 14.6 in June.
Climate changes by continentsGlobal warming by continentsAvg. temperatures from 1950 to 2023. Increased in Europe and North America - Antarctic colder again.
Natural disasters worldwideMost severe natural disasters worldwideThe most severe earthquakes, volcanos and tsunamis by region and severity
Portugal: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in Portugal 2023-2027Statutory and inofficial holidays in Portugal for 2023 to 2027